06/23/2021 – The Ridge – Wednesday – Foundation’s Run Club

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I showed up around 4:35 to set up the cones and jump ropes for thang 2.  I ran a mile to warmup before the workout.  Thansk to 5-Putt for having my 6 as Site Q.  Thanks to Sheldon for bring coffee.


SSH – 25 Good Mornings – 10 Abe Vigodas –  10 Stretch OYO while I described the two thangs

The Thangs

Thang 1:Run 0.75 mile loop at average pace
Thang 2:Ladders – starting point on path behind the pavilion – do 30 jump ropes first station is 0.1 miles away in field – 5 merkins and big boys run back to beginning and jump rope run to second station 0.2 miles out – 5 merkins and big boys run back to beginning and jump rope run to third station 0.3 miles out – 5 merkins and big boys run back to beginning and jump rope repeat but start backwards with station 3.


45 big boys 20 pickle pushers merkin ring of fire and hold high plank until 6

Circle of Trust (CoT)

For the COT, I wanted to start with this quote “Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative.  It means overcoming the negative.  There’s a big difference between the two.” I used to get so caught up in finding the negative and then stayed in this depressed state for a long time.  I have reflected, researched and talked to counselors about the topics of happiness and positivity numerous times over the past 5 plus years.   I am in a much better mindset than I was back in 2015.  My big difference is that I strive for not dwelling on and focusing on the negative.  We all have negative setbacks in our lives.  The key is not to focus on the bad but on the positive.  It can be in our personal lives at home, at work or in friendships.  Here’s an example, you receive a yearly bonus at work that is less than what you thought that you’d get.  The negative person would be thinking “why didn’t I get the amount that I was expecting?” but the way to see the positive would be to think to your self something like “that is awesome, I got (the certain amount) more than I would have.  I am lucky to have a steady job and one that is secure enough to be paying out bonuses.”  Or one that I struggled with in my dark days.  Ex-wife kept on giving last minute notice night before that she couldn’t watch the kids on her custody days and I would scramble adjusting my work schedule and calling my parents to help.  I would be all upset thinking why can’t she just put the kids higher on her priority list and a bunch of other negative thoughts.  The enlightened Foundation tries to focus the positive thinking like “I get to see my daughters more than I thought I would this week” As for an F3 example, I have heard negative talk about the new website and app.  It’s different, the mubblechatter isn’t as easy to do and takes longer and things of that nature.   The way to find the positive would be to think “damn this tracks posts and Q’s and provides stats very easily or writing a backblast is so much easier than the way we used to” My challenge to you is to try to pause the next time you have a negative thing come up and try to focus on the positive aspects of that situation.  It may be hard to not think about the negative aspects but try to push out those thoughts and find the positives.  It becomes easier with practice just like our fitness.  So instead of thinking “I wish Foundation would just end already”, you might try to find the positive and take something away from my COT today. Aye? Any Prayer Requests?

Naked Man Moleskine

Ended with prayer I need to remember that not everyone will like something that you do.  People will act however they will act and it is out of my control. You can’t let one person’s negativity affect your confidence.
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June 23, 2021

The Ridge

Who was there?

Total PAX: 17

PAX that HC’d:5-Putt, Bob Villa, Bone Spur, Boston Butt, Bunker, Dilly Dilly, Foundation, John Denver, Morticia, Mr. Belding, Pawn Star, Shooter McGavin, SkidMark, Sparkler, Toboggan, Tourniquet, Vern

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